The victim of a fatal stabbing in Barton has been named in court papers as Lee Butler.

The local man, 30s, died after being stabbed in the chest in Bayswater Road on Friday night.

Detectives investigating the assault have made two arrests.

Lewis Brown, 20, of Barton Village Road, Oxford, is expected to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court later today charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Another man, 40, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.

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In the wake of Mr Butler’s death, friend Darryl Morgan, 36, paid tribute. He told the Oxford Mail: "He was a good friend. He was a quiet lad, a great lad.

"He was helping his mum as he was her carer. He loved his cars, especially the old bangers.

"Even though he wasn't family, he felt like a relative."

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